Tag: Cult of Gun Control

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds deserves some applause

From Bear Creek tips his hat to Governor Reynolds

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed into law Friday a law that loosens regulations on gun ownership by eliminating the need for a permit to buy or carry handguns in the state.

The new law takes effect July 1, with many calling it a “constitutional carry” bill.

“Today I signed legislation protecting the Second Amendment rights of Iowa’s law-abiding citizens while still preventing the sale of firearms to criminals and other dangerous individuals,” Reynolds said in a statement Friday afternoon.

The Cult of Gun Control, of course, developed Sudden Butt Hurt Syndrome and went into propaganda mode

Democrats and gun violence prevention groups had called on Reynolds to veto the legislation.

“A person could be able to purchase a firearm from a private seller with no background check and then carry that firearm anywhere in public without any type of firearms proficiency training if this bill is adopted,” State Senate Minority Leader Zach Wahls, D-Coralville, told Reynolds on a call, according to the Des Moines Register.

Yes, and a bad guy could do that BEFORE if they had bad intentions. And, of course there is the fact that the left always blabbered on and on about such scenarios while offering squat to back it up, as Animal points out

Well, OK then – according to USACarry.com, sixteen states have some variation or another on no-permit-required, Constitutional carry, including our own adopted home of Alaska.  Surely it would be the simplest of things for This Wahls character to assemble some statistics on the horrible increase in accidental shootings and crimes committed with guns in those states following passage of these laws.

So why hasn’t he?   Probably because no such statistics exist.  As is always the case, the dire predictions of the gun-banners never come to pass.

How very true. Of course do not expect the media to ask about facts or stats that support the doomsday scenarios the Cult of Gun Control always predict. Journalists looking for facts is so yesterday, besides activism allows the media to express how “woke” they are

Your Self-Defense Story of the Day

How should a woman stop an armed intruder? Take a wild guess

Here’s a story you won’t hear “gun safety” activists like Shannon Watts talk about, even though it involves a strong, empowered woman using a firearm responsibly to ensure her own safety. A Bell County, Texas woman is alive and well today thanks to the fact that she was armed for self-defense when a stranger broke into her home on Monday night.

According to Bell County Sheriff Eddy Lange, the woman was on the second floor of the home when she heard a banging at her front door. It wasn’t a knock, but more like someone trying to break in the door, so the homeowner grabbed her pistol and headed downstairs. That’s where she ended up confronting the intruder, who was also armed but apparently wasn’t expecting to see a homeowner with a gun.

The burglar quickly fled through the front door and hopped into a car with several other individuals, speeding away into the night. Their getaway was short-lived, however, as the car was pulled over not far away in the county seat of Belton

As Cam Edwards points out, this is the type of story the Cult of Gun Control never mentions, I think we all know why

Emotional blackmail, false solutions define the Left

Tom Knighton of Bearing Arms is past fed up with the left’s shame tactics, and, yeah, I am as well

Every time there’s a mass shooting at a school, some nimrod is going to go on about how people who oppose gun control just don’t care about murdered children. They say the same thing when it’s some kid caught in the crossfire between two warring gangs in inner-city Chicago or Baltimore. The fact that we won’t roll over for their solution means we don’t want any solutions.

On July 4th, NBC ran a so-called “think piece” about just when patriotism became about selfishness. It’s unsurprising that a member of the media would think patriotism automatically means adhering to left-leaning ideology. However, I wasn’t really worried about the stupidity until I got to this little tidbit:

But I guess a country that values access to guns over children’s lives so often that the response to what was, pre-pandemic, near-daily mass shootings is “thoughts and prayers” instead of gun control doesn’t really have any pride left in itself.

That huffing and puffing you hear is the author of this piece Mikki Kendall furiously digging away in the Pit of leftist Stupidity looking for relevance, and a clue. Too bad fake moral superiority and rehashing failed ideas like gun control cannot make Mikki smart. Go read the rest, Knighton lays into her pretty good, not that she will get a clue. She prefers to stay on her high horse of ignorance

Senator Spartacus opens his mouth, lies spew forth

Booker is either a complete moron, or he is deliberately lying. Either way he is unfit  to shovel camel dung, much less be president

Noted publicity pimp David Hogg gets intellectually bitch lapped by Katie Pavlich

Via Bearing Arms

David Hogg needs to come to understand that just because some people he went to school with were shot, he’s not an expert on anything relating to guns, gun control, the Second Amendment, or anything else. Tragic as Parkland was, it didn’t mystically convey wisdom to either him or any of his cohorts.

At least former fellow-traveler Cameron Kasky figured that out.

Hogg, however, hasn’t.

In a video, he commented that he believes gun control should have been addressed centuries ago.

Townhall‘s Katie Pavlich gave the perfect response to that.

Allow me to say it now, Pavlich for President 2024! She is too young now, only 30, but in six more years…………..

Sleazy Chicago city government seeking backdoor gun bans

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his cohorts should be as interested in fighting crime as they are in trampling human right. Bearing Arms has the story

When you talk about cities that aren’t friendly to guns, Chicago is going to be one of the first few names you mention. While they no longer outright ban private ownership of firearms within the city, it’s only because the Supreme Court of the United States told them they couldn’t.

Meanwhile, guns are still not particularly plentiful in the hands of the law-abiding in the Windy City. As a result, the city is a veritable war zone with more people being killed each year than in Iraq and Afghanistan combined.

That doesn’t stop the city of Chicago from trying to pressure banks to cut ties with the firearm industry. Unfortunately for them, however, it isn’t working.

Few places know the toll of gun violence as well as Chicago. But even the city that saw more than 2,700 shootings last year is finding out that using economic muscle to push Wall Street into enforcing gun control is easier said than done.

On Monday, the Chicago City Council’s finance committee put on hold an ordinance that would have barred the city from working with banks whose clients failed to adhere to certain policies, such as not selling firearms to anyone under 21 or dealing in high-capacity magazines. Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced the proposal three weeks ago in the wake of the school shooting in Florida, saying “when it comes to fighting for stronger, smarter gun laws Chicago is putting our money where our mouth is.”
The plan stalled in the face of opposition from the entities it seeks to police. The Illinois Bankers Association called the measure “overly broad.”
If enacted, a financial institution couldn’t win or renew city contracts unless it “adopted a safe gun sales policy applicable to its retailer clients, partners or customers.” The result was a proposal that could have hampered Chicago’s ability to deposit or borrow money — especially given that the city already has a junk rating from Moody’s Investors Service, making it more difficult to float bonds.

“We were concerned that we wouldn’t be able to identify banks we could do business with,’’ Chief Financial Officer Carole Brown, a part of Emanuel’s administration, told reporters at City Hall, citing the “very broad’’ nature of the ordinance. “In the current form, it definitely impacted our ability to access the capital markets. It also affected our ability to have a relationship with our municipal depositories.’’

It is easy to see how anti-liberty the leftists goons running Chicago are. Rather than targeting gang bangers and criminals, they prefer to attempt to intimidate financial institutions into infringing on second amendment rights. This is one of the new tactics of the Cult of Gun Control. Making it harder and harder for Americans to exercise the right to self-defense. Tom Knighton notes the inconsistency of leftist doctrine

I’m more than a little troubled by this tactic being employed. However, it’s funny how a baker who doesn’t want to make a cake for a wedding he feels goes against his religion should be forced to do business anyway, but an industry that provides tools necessary to fulfill a civil right is a different matter entirely.

Hypocrisy is the hallmark of so many of our opponents it’s not even funny.

How true

Why yes, they ARE coming for our guns

Totalitarians, Leftists, Fascists, they are all the same, they want control, and that means disarming citizens, no matter how long it takes

Owners of assault weapons living in north suburban Deerfield have until June 13 to remove the firearms from within village limits or face daily fines after a ban was approved Monday night.

The Village Board of Trustees unanimously approved a ban on certain types of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, amending a 2013 ordinance that regulated the storage of those items.

Back in 2013, residents were likely told no one wanted to “take” their guns. How did that work out?

The new ordinance prohibits the possession, sale and manufacturing of certain types of assault weapons and large capacity magazines within the village, according to the ordinance. One change from the law as it was originally discussed exempts retired police officers from the ban, according to Village Manager Kent Street.

Violations carry a fine of between $250 and $1,000 per day, according to Matthew Rose, the village attorney. He said the fine is levied each day until there is compliance.

And will these gun grabbers stop there? Are you even serious?

In the ordinance, the definition of an assault weapon includes, among others, semiautomatic rifles that have a fixed magazine with a capacity to accept more than 10 rounds of ammunition; shotguns with a revolving cylinder; and semiautomatic pistols and rifles that can accept large-capacity magazines and possess one of a list of other features. Among the dozens of specific models cited are the AR-15, AK-47 and Uzi, according to the ordinance.

Semi-Automatic? That defines pretty much every firearm except revolvers, bolt and lever action rifles and pump action shotguns. And not the “high-capacity” nonsense. Everyone of the pistols I own, except my revolvers “can” accept mags exceeding ten rounds. So, I would not be allowed to keep my Ruger SR9c. Yes it comes with a ten-round magazine standard, and a 17-round magazine. Because it “accepts” a larger magazine would not just make possessing the 17-round magazine illegal it would make the pistol illegal in Deerfield. 

So, if I lived in the People’s Republic of Deerfield, I would basically be disarmed. And yes, these same folks will eventually come after everyone who owns guns. It is not a question of if, but of when. Listen to Statist Ariella Kharasch

Ariella Kharasch, a Deerfield High School senior who favors the legislation, said she wants more action both on a local and national level.

“This is our fight,” Kharasch said. “This is our generation’s fight. We’re going to keep fighting and this is part of it. Change happens gradually step by step. The fight does not end at the borders of our village.”

We have been warned

Gun safety activists triggered by NRA’s Eddie Eagle gun safety program

The truth about the left, which the Cult of Gun Control is part of, is easy to see. Just ignore their rhetoric, and watch their real goals

The precepts were simple: “If you find a gun, stop, don’t touch, leave the area, tell an adult.” These days it’s been changed to “Stop, Don’t Touch, Run Away, Tell a Grown-Up.”

Utterly non-controversial right?

Well, apparently not. Eddie Eagle has been stirring up controversy for decades.

According to an article from Splinter News, Eddie Eagle was conceived as a trojan horse.

To really understand the NRA’s agenda with Eddie Eagle, it’s important to go back to the beginning. Eddie was essentially conceived as a Trojan Horse. The character and program was developed in 1988 by Marion Hammer, the ultra-powerful Florida lobbyist behind a string of infamous gun laws, including the “Stand Your Ground” law. According to the Violence Policy Center—which released a report in 1997 describing Eddie Eagle as “Joe Camel with feathers”—Hammer created the program as a way to deter lawmakers from passing Child Access Prevention (CAP) Laws, which criminalize keeping firearms easily within reach of children.

That’s right, a program which teaches children not to touch guns is somehow responsible for making them want to buy guns.

Hammer’s argument was that, instead of punishing adults for keeping a dangerous object around children, children could learn to simply not touch or use a gun that they might have access to—effectively shifting the responsibility of not getting shot by a gun an adult left lying around to kids.

Ah, so education is bad? Informing kids is bad? Talk about obscene thinking. The fact here is simple, the left hates firearms, and it has a goal of one day stripping all rights to firearms from the people. So, any group that supports the natural right of gun ownership must be demonized, no matter how much it stresses and promotes safety.

In related news, I will no longer patronize Kroger!

Sad news this is

Yep, Kroger is no longer getting any business from me Buh Bye now!

Oh no, NRA Tweet causes Offendeditis outbreak

Oh, the tragedy of Offendeditis

First the Tweet that triggered some hack at USA Today

Oh no, the horror!

Unfortunately, USA Today‘s Josh Hafner felt it was necessary to direct everyone’s attention to the tweet. You know, because it was so awful.

On Wednesday morning, as students nationwide protested to mark the one-month anniversary of the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., the National Rifle Association promoted a glamorized image of an AR-15 — the same kind of gun used to kill 17 people in the massacre.

“I’ll control my own guns, thank you,” the NRA tweeted at 11:30 a.m. ET, as students’ walkout demonstrations rippled across the United States.

Many students, such as those at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where last month’s shooting occurred, said they walked out Wednesday to gain visibility as they push for lawmakers to ban assault rifles like the one used in the shooting.

The AR-15 image came from an NRA article praising the weapon as “the musket of its era.” Unlike muskets, which fired about one round every 20 seconds, AR-15-style rifles have become the favorite gun of mass shooters looking to fire about one round every half second.

Several mass shootings have relied on AR-15-style guns, including: Parkland, Sutherland Springs, Texas; Las Vegas; Orlando; and Newtown, Conn.

So, the NRA, which stresses gun safety, AND better background checks, AND harsher sentences for violent felons should just be smeared as a “terrorist” organization that kills kids without ever speaking up on its own behalf? I do not think the Left understands how free speech works

Then they banned guns that “look” like a semi-auto

Leftists love to point to Australia as an example of how they would like to see gun control implemented here. Give what Bearing Arms found, I see why America’s Cult of Gun Control would approve

When talking about our own current gun debate, I’ve maintained that the real problem with so-called “assault rifles” is that they look scary. It’s the reason they don’t hold up a Mini-14, for example, as a terrifying piece of military hardware despite it chambering the same round as the AR-15. It’s also why someone like Shannon Watts would hold up a bolt-action .22 as an example of a weapon we shouldn’t let 18-year-olds buy.

Well, we have another data point to consider. This time, it’s from Australia, that country anti-gun activists look to for guidance and hold up as a shining example of how guns should be handled.

It seems that despite letting a handful of guns into the country, authorities are now demanding owners turn them in. Why? Because they look like AR-15s.

See it works this way. When you give gun control zealots an inch, well, you know the rest.

I have two words, very choice words, for anyone that says gun owners cannot be good parents

Wanna guess the two words? I will allow Dana Loesch to say it in a much nicer way

A Leftist admits he wants your guns, yes, all of them

Another communist lets his mask slip

WASHINGTON—Illinois Democratic Rep. Danny Davis says it is acceptable for only wealthy individuals having access firearms if a 50 percent federal tax on all guns and ammunition becomes law.

“So if rich people can only get firearms then only rich people would be able to pay the price and if that could prevent some people from getting them, I’d want to prevent all people from getting them,” Davis told The Daily Caller. “But if rich people were willing and would continue to pay the high price, then I’d be happy that we kept the other group from getting them.”

Davis introduced a bill Tuesday called The Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act, which would increase federal excise taxes on shells and cartridges from 11 percent to 50 percent. Additionally, the legislation hikes taxes on pistols and revolvers from 10 percent to 20 percent.

So, why is this kid not all over news shows?

I guess his message is not narrative friendly. Stephen Crowder makes a very important point

There’s the regular folk who want a solution to the violence. Then you have a handful of students who just want to repeat leftist talking points. With a professional looking social media strategy. That I’m sure they totally came up with on their own in the past week. Those are the students who are being celebrated by the media and Hollywood. They are also the ones claiming anyone who disagrees with them has blood on their hands.

Bingo! Again, a narrative, not facts, not solutions, not discusion is the focus here. If you do not wish to further that narrative, then SHUT UP! And if you dare disagree with these kids, then you are a soulless bastard who eats kittens or something


Never forget the Left only cares about the ends, not the means

The Left is evil, and not only use tragedies, but hope for them

George Soros, Michael Bloomberg and a regiment of like-minded new world order propaganda hacks feed disinformation to their army of apparatchik who, with no critical thinking skills at all, spread the word. Currently, the hot topic is concealed carry national reciprocity. Clearly, to them, the concept of anyone being able to carry a gun anywhere is anathema to the very core theme of progressive liberalism: John Q. Public should not be allowed to own a gun, until he/she reaches the stature of Rosie O’Donnell – to whom such rules do not apply.

As I said the left is evil, and yes, they prefer innocents be slaughtered than law-abiding people be able to carry arms

What has torched me off most recently is a letter to the editor of Silicon Valley’s Mercury News titled “Just wait till ‘Good Guy’ with a gun kills innocent bystander.” This is typical liberalism – spread the gospel regardless of facts. In it, the writer expressed concern over what the author of a previous letter to the editor wrote, saying he “is more concerned with ‘bad guys’ packing heat than Joe Average with an out-of-state permit.” He then suggests, “It’s going to take some wannabe cowboy trying to be a hero and hitting an innocent bystander to demonstrate just how bad that can be. How many people have to die to defend the Supreme Court’s twisted version of our Second Amendment rights…?”

This is so wrong on so many levels and underscores the fact that anti-gun liberals truly have no clue. I tried to find a case where a concealed carry holder’s life was threatened, used his legally possessed firearm to defend himself or another, and accidentally shot an innocent bystander. I’m not suggesting it has never happened, but I sure couldn’t find an example of it.

Having said that, the far more important issue is the writer’s position that it is better to have an active shooter shooting innocents all around him than for someone with a firearm to try to stop his murderous shooting spree, because he might miss and hit someone else. So, to liberals, is it better for potentially dozens of people to die at the hands of some fanatic than allowing law-abiding citizens to carry a concealed firearm?

This is an excellent piece, and David Lombardo nails it. Please go read the whole thing